Awesome Things to Do on MLK Day



Written by Emily Morrow

Published on January 18, 2016

Ice Skating at The Rotary Rink

Photo courtesy of The Rotary Rink

For those of you who have the day off we recommend making the most of it with these awesome things to do all over town. For those of you that sadly do not, we recommend skipping out a bit early and catching one or two of these fun MLK Day activities!

Chillabration at Canalside

Canalside, Buffalo
Grab the kids and spend the day Downtown at Canalside ice biking, skating, curling, children’s activities, and more! This event has free admission but some things may cost money.
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Botanical Gardens, Step Out Buffalo, Rainy Day Post

Botanical Gardens / Photo from Botanical Gardens’ Facebook

Dollar Day at Buffalo’s Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna
Too cold out for ya? Venture out while staying indoors with a trip to the Gardens. Today from 10am – 5pm admission is just $1!
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Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo
Enjoy free museum admission all day today at the Science Museum! Independent Health will be on site offering family-friendly fun with a variety of educational, hands on activities. Check out the full list of stuff to do here.
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Ice Biking at Canalside

Ice Biking at Canalside

Ice Skating

All over WNY
Today is the perfect wintery day for a skate date with friends, kiddos, or your love. Check out our full list of Best Places to Go Ice Skating in WNY for some idea of where to go.
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Pole Position Raceway

1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo
Another indoor option for those of us that don’t want to spend our day off freezing things off. Head to the Galleria for a Go kart racing experience unlike anything else we have around here. Adult (58″ minimum height required) and junior karts (for racers who are at least 48″ tall) are available. Check here for rates.
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Go Sledding

All over WNY
Is there any better free winter activity? We think not. Head to your nearest hill and act like a kid again.
Smaller hills that won’t make you work too hard can be found at Glen Park in Williamsville and Delaware Park where Shakespeare in the park is held.  Depending on your location, try Margaret Louise Park,Akron Falls Park, Como Lake Park, Niawanda Park, and Gunther’s Hill.  Many of these parks offer activities other than sledding too, like snow shoeing, cross country trails and even tobogganing. Chestnut Ridge Park‘s sled hill is available for use daily from 10AM- 8PM.

Geeks Who Drink

The Century Grill, Buffalo
If you had to work today, (or if you didn’t) head to Century Grill for trivia night with Geeks Who Drink. It’s a holiday.
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Comedy Night

Brawler’s Back-Alley Deli, Buffalo
Add this free comedy show at 7pm tonight at Brawlers Alley located in Pear Street Brewery to your MLK Day list. The show features , @Schuta_Bear, and more! They’ll have food and drink specials.
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Deep South Taco, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo Restaurants

Taco Pescado at Deep South Taco / Step Out Buffalo

Eat Somewhere New

Oh the possibilities
Have lunch or dinner at one of the Best New Restaurants in WNY. Because if you’ve been to all of them, we’d be SUPER impressed.
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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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